Become A Foster Parent

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Become a Foster Parent

Utah Foster Care believes every child deserves a safe home with a loving family. By becoming a foster parent, you are also sharing your strength, your home, and your future—making a commitment to help, heal, and enrich the lives of abused and neglected children.

I want to know more…

How do I start?

We know you have lots of questions and we are prepared to answer them.

Check out the short list of qualifications, here. You can also discover more about the children who need homes—and why they are in foster care. Maybe you’re interested in adopting thru foster care… or you wish to care for a child you already know—check out our information about kinship placements.

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Join the Conversation

Join an event!

Ask a Foster Parent, Chalk Art Festival, Fostering Hope Benefit and more! Join the conversation and the fun to make a difference in a child’s future.

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Listen to our podcast!

Our Fostering Conversations with Utah Foster podcast guides real and raw conversations about parenting for bio, foster, adoptive, or blended families to increase understanding of issues we all experience as families.

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The Children

Keeping children in their culture matters.

Children in foster care come from all backgrounds—most share a background of abuse or neglect. They can be newborns, toddlers, or teenagers. They come from every part of the state and every race, religion, and socio-economic group. In too many instances, their parents have unresolved substance abuse issues.

In Utah, we urgently need foster families to care for diverse children, siblings, and teens.

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How & Why

Adopt thru Foster Care

There are two ways to adopt children from foster care: the first is foster-to-adopt; the second is adopt a waiting child. Regardless of the path you take, adopting thru foster care is an attractive option for those seeking to grow their families:

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Our Community Impact

Share your heart, home, strength, or future. Foster a child or donate to support those who do.

Foster Families Trained Since 1999
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Kids Receiving Foster Care Last Year in Utah
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Kids Adopted thru Foster Care Last Year in Utah
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The Foster Blog

News, Stories, and Education. Join the conversation!

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September 14, 2021

First Lady Makes a Splash

First Lady Abby Cox got "up close and personal" with hundreds of children and their…
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September 7, 2021

Our Impact – LGBTQ+

Utah Foster Care (UFC) has been recognized for its inclusion and enhanced service to the…
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August 11, 2021

Finding Joy in the Journey

Foster parenting has brought me some of the most difficult experiences in my life –…
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